Casual Valentine's Day Outfit + 5 Things I LOVE

  • Slow mornings: Waking up in your cute pajama set to a sea of fog and brewing a hot chai tea latte…sitting on your couch while the world is still quiet and you can be alone with your thoughts. That is my happy place.

  • Positive people: I mean, who doesn’t love positive people. I strive to only surround myself with like minded human beings and believe me when I say, it changes your life. When you strive to be positive and see the good in others but spend time with a Debby downer, it’s scary how fast you can get sucked in. I’ve been there. And it’s not a good feeling. I am proud of the quality I possess in seeing the bright side of things and am naturally drawn to those who think the same. It makes life that much better.

  • Fresh flowers: Nothing to brighten up your space and put a smile on your face like some fresh blooms! (that was a good rhyme) hehe But seriously, I love coming home to a clean house and bright flowers on the counter. It instantly puts me in a good mood and makes me happy to be alive.

  • Sleeping in my own bed: There just simply is nothing like it.

  • Hand-written notes: Call me old fashioned, but I love a good hand-written card. Whether it be a birthday card sent in the mail, a thank you card to a friend, or a just because card to a co-worker, they never fail to make a person smile.

Check out my girl, Jessica’s, post here!

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Valentine's Day Inspired Looks

Outfit 1

Shop the look: Similar Romper, Flip Flops, Watch

I’m kicking it off with all the fun and flirty vibes. This little romper would be perfect for a Galentine’s Day date with the girls or happy hour after work!

Outfit 2

Shop the look: Similar Sweater Dress, Hunter Boots

This one is a little more cozy with a sassy side. I love this knit sweater dress for a casual work look or dinner out. Pair it with these pop of pink boots and it adds all the love day feels.

Outfit 3

Shop the look: Jeans, Sweater, Scarf, Tennis Shoes, Bag

If you know me, I couldn’t not throw a casual, comfy look in there. This sweater comes in so many colors and is so versatile. I love the girly colors of this scarf and nothing keeps you warm like one of these babies. This would be so cute and easy to throw on for a festive day of shopping with the gals!

Comment down below which one is your favorite!

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An open letter to San Antonio...

Dear San Antonio,

One year ago exactly, I was in a rut and needed a change in life. I knew the place I was in wasn’t my final destination so I began researching and exploring different options that would fuel my fire and put a spark inside my soul. Let’s just say, after visiting you for the first time in January 2018, I knew it was meant to be.

You’re sassy with a sweet side, just like my personality and you better believe it drew me in. Your plethora of hot spot Mexican restaurants lining the picturesque river walk, the history you show off so naturally, and beautiful big city, yet small town feel are just a few of your award-winning features. Eight months ago, when I decided to pack up my life, move across the country, and give myself a new beginning, I was terrified yet thrilled. I craved your beauty, southern charm, and friendly people. And that’s just what I got.

San Antonio, you have given me new opportunities that I could’ve never imagined. You gave the privilege of being a third grade teacher opening a brand new school. You blessed me with the best group of eight year olds I could’ve ever asked for. You have led me to friendships and opened new doors with blogging that I only thought were possible in my wildest dreams and for that, I am forever grateful. It hasn’t been easy to get where I am now; San Antonio, you really do have a sassy side. You have pushed me out of my comfort zone, made me really look at the person I am and aspire to be, and taught me some life lessons.

I will say, moving my life across the country and completing starting over, I set myself up for some challenges. And let’s be honest, it was really what I needed. Because of you San Antonio, I am better. I am a better teacher, friend, daughter, blogger…I am a better version of myself.

All that’s left to say is… thank you. You have yet to let me down, you pretty little thing! Thank you for being exactly what I’d hoped you’d be. The adventure is just beginning and I know it’s going to be a wild ride. Buckle up, baby! We’re in this together!

All my love,

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